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Self-directed training course: Trauma and Violence Informed Approach (TVIA)

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The OCASI Mental Health Promotion Project is pleased to invite you to the upcoming self-directed online course: Trauma and Violence Informed Approach (TVIA)

About this Course

The Trauma and Violence Informed Approach (TVIA) self-directed online course will provide settlement workers and social service providers with opportunities to learn fundamental principles, basic concepts, and evidence-based approaches to serve people with experiences of trauma and violence. It will also provide opportunities for learning about self-care and organizational and community building to address vicarious trauma and systemic trauma and violence. 

Key Objectives:

  • Define trauma, violence, and trauma and violence-informed approaches (TVIA) 
  • Identify signs and symptoms of trauma when working with immigrant and refugee communities
  • Apply principles of TVIA into practice
  • Analyze the impacts of vicarious trauma and develop strategies for self-care

Criteria for Participation:

This course is open to settlement workers and service providers who are working in or with the immigrant and refugee-serving sector across Ontario and who are willing to:

  • Commit to approximately 2-4 hours of learning per week
  • Engage in a discussion group on, a new national online community of practice for the settlement sector
  • Complete assignments within the given timeframe

At the successful completion of the course, you will receive a certification of completion from OCASI

Registration deadline: September 13, 2023

If you have any questions, please contact Caley Cross (she/her) at

Event Details

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